Skip to comments.Yes we can: Ahmadinejad steals Obama's slogan while rival fields his Michelle in Iranian election
Posted on 06/11/2009 11:57:59 AM PDT by Schnucki
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces a fierce fight to hang on to the Iranian presidency as the country prepares to go to the polls tomorrow.
In a bid to secure a second term, the hardline leader has even appropriated Barack Obama's slogan 'Yes we can' to see off competition from main rival Mirhossein Mousavi, who has been gaining ground.
The use of the phrase, the most potent political statement of recent years, should perhaps not come as a shock even if it originates from the land Iran's one-time leader dubbed The Great Satan.
What is surprising is the very real feeling on the febrile streets of Tehran that the president, long viewed as a dangerous extremist by the West, is finally in danger of being toppled by the ballot box.
There was little initial enthusiasm for the election among the 70million Iranians who vote tomorrow.
But as the race to be president wore on - and interest grew - the contest developed more bizarre parallels with the American political landscape than many would like to admit.
Its mass rallies, rabble-rousing speeches and, not least, the emergence of a woman dubbed Iran's Michelle Obama have something of the same grandeur and spectacle.
Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of Ahmadinejad's main opponent Mirhossein Mousavi, has already become an unlikely figurehead for his supporters.
Mousavi and cleric Mehdi Karoubi are both reformists who favour change in a country renown for its religious conservatism.
Their message - that it is time for change - has been particularly welcomed by millions of young people, who make up a heavy section of the population.
As campaigning drew to a close before tomorrow's vote, hundreds of thousands once more gathered at epic political rallies in Tehran.
Ahmadinejad, who is seeking a second four-year term as president, used his final address
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An idea can’t be good if even mullah stooges adopt it.
Great photos at site.
Hot Persian Bump
Israel to Nutjob:
WE CAN bomb you back to the stone age!
When’s the election? My money’s on an Israeli strike shortly after election day if Ahmadinejehad wins.
Hard to tell them apart most of the time anyway
Whoever wins this really doesn’t matter, because the President of Iran really doesn’t have any power. It’s strange how the MSM pays so much attention to this as if the President of Iran somehow DOES have some power over the country of Iran.
“Death to the government of lies”. Long live the Green Revolution!
Thank you satan
If Arachmaloonyjad uses Obama’s Marxist symbol too he is sure to lose. LOL!!!
“the hardline leader has even appropriated Barack Obama’s slogan ‘Yes we can”?
You sure these two near identical ass clowns didn’t come up with it together or that even our “magic negro” didn’t appropriate it from i’manutjob?
So then the rival is married to a James Brown in drag?